Technology & Operations Officer
Graduate Student Center
"The International Partners and Outreach Group does exactly that: partner and outreach. Before IPOG, we knew that an office existed to support the Penn international community, but who do they support exactly and how were questions we couldn't answer in any great detail. IPOG provides a forum to bring awareness to and discuss the issues facing international students and scholars. Even more than that, IPOG provides a forum for partners to meet and refresh their relationships across the University. It is this granularity that makes IPOG special - the ability to remind us that we're not just discussing a "population" and that we ourselves are not just a "service sector"; but rather, at the heart of it all, we are individuals meeting, understanding and supporting each other."